When I was a lot younger, okay, before my 19 month-old was born, I had a job. Yes, I was part of that group of society that gets paid in actual money not just in inner kudos at my wonderful parenting skills. I actually made a nice salary which I used to buy things like sushi, CD’s, books and the occasional wax.
Now, not only do we as a family have less income but we have waaaaay more shopping time. Isn’t that the worst? I go to Target every other day for diapers or food or an inflatable pool and spend money that I’m not making.
The worst part of not having a job is not the lack of income actually. It’s the lack of stimulation and that’s why I look forward to Monday the way I used to look forward to Friday when I had a job. Yes, Monday actually brings phone calls and emails. Monday brings with it the possibility of employment and the lack of a crowd at the grocery store and Target. Just me and the other moms who are home with their shorties. I crave Mondays. I’m like a poster of the kitty with a bowl of spaghetti on it’s head only with the caption “Thank God It’s Monday.” YES MONDAY! Monday bring My Gym, coffee afterward and the availability of my friends with babies who spend the weekends with their husbands (who have jobs). Monday is a great day. I actually showered tonight just to prepare myself for the busy day I might possibly have tomorrow. I might get a phone call! Or mail! Or…one can only pray, a FED EX!!!!
Life as a SAHM gets pretty slow on the weekends. My husband is a writer and weekends for him are no different from weekdays so he’s not always available for a walk in the park or the zoo or some other place that is annoying on the weekend anyway.
I brought my daughter to the park today and it was pure work. Waaaay too many people. Bring on Monday morning!! Please. I need a job. Stat.